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The Washington Post, The New York Times and Twitter were all recent targets by online hackers. Do you think hackers intimidate mainstream media?

NEWSMAX.COM reports:
Social media giant Twitter is among the latest U.S. companies to report that it is among a growing list of victims of Internet security attacks.
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  • NotTargetMaterial 2013/02/07 05:35:05
  • Miss Fiona 2013/02/07 04:40:24
    Moderately
    Miss Fiona
    It depends on the medium itself. Hacking the Rense Radio Network would cause more trouble than it would CNN.
  • strawberry 2013/02/06 23:33:44
    Very Much
    strawberry
    This is the age of not respecting other opinions or beliefs.
  • David 2013/02/06 06:06:51
    Very Much
    David
    This is one of the reasons why you should be nice to nerds and geeks.
  • Sterling 2013/02/06 02:10:22
    Not Much
    Sterling
    "OMG NOT A DDOS ATTACK!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!"

    6 seconds later.*

    Ok websites back up, we're fine.

    If you know anything about hacking, you know that what people are actually talking about are CRACKERS (I might be beating an old drum, but seriously guys, hacking is a dignified profession here). Real crackers are far and few between. Most people just download a "hacking" program like what was put out by Anonymous that will use their computer to launch a DDOS attack, which is inconvenient but can only last for a few minutes. Can't even write their own code, poor saps.

    The real people to be afraid of are the people who have video cameras on atms, or write keylogging programs.
  • iamnothere 2013/02/05 23:17:41
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    iamnothere
    seems like the only thing that intimidates the media is how when they go bankrupt and even then have my doubts
  • Chrissi 2013/02/05 21:27:09
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    Chrissi
    It seems that it MUST bug them. They spend muchos-dollars on trying to stop it (which is getting harder & harder these days.). AND there is so much sensitive information out there, they almost feel as if they MUST!!
  • MsDianna 2013/02/05 21:10:13
    Very Much
    MsDianna
    +1
    yes I believe they do
  • Todd Parsons 2013/02/05 19:27:12
    Very Much
    Todd Parsons
    +2
    Since those are liberal rags, Crush them!
  • Korintje 2013/02/05 18:32:10
    Very Much
    Korintje
    +3
    Who else would find the wrongs in the so called rights...
  • Lerro DeHazel 2013/02/05 18:28:00
    Very Much
    Lerro DeHazel
    +1
    . . . Which is good . . . I am happy to learn that the Hackers targeted the right News Sources . . . I hope that they are NOT THROUGH, yet.
  • chucky 2013/02/05 18:15:08
    Moderately
    chucky
    +2
    I think it is the inconvenience that it causes.
  • Hakking 2013/02/05 18:04:20
  • ed 2013/02/05 17:53:34
    Very Much
    ed
    +6
    I think the hackers intimidate any one they hack.I love it when they get the media most of all.
  • Lerro D... ed 2013/02/05 18:29:53
    Lerro DeHazel
    +3
    Me too.
  • Warfinge 2013/02/05 17:49:25
    Not Much
    Warfinge
    +1
    What hackers actually do is drive the market for information security. Hackers make software giants rich and cost the average consumer as much as 80% more for software to cover what the industry considers losses to digital theft. Whole companies exist for nothing except to combat hackers and malware created by hackers. Gee thanks hackers, we really like this super inflated pricing on products we want to cover for your activities.
    Does the media fear hackers? heck no. Why would they? They make money on them by reporting them favorably and empowering them politically. Hackers are that thing about human nature that makes damn sure "we can't have something nice".
  • harley oldman 2013/02/05 17:33:14
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    harley oldman
    +3
    Moderately on REAL Media.....but this wouldn`t effect the NY Times. The dozen or so readers would not be effected.!
  • Picasso's Cat 2013/02/05 16:17:27
    Very Much
    Picasso's Cat
    +3
    Not only media but the average person who suffers hackers viruses they spread throughout the internet, making computers freeze and break down, costing millions of dollars to fix all those personal computers, not to mention all the stress.

    Hackers should get the death penalty when caught hacking or spreading viruses.
  • Hakking Picasso... 2013/02/05 19:17:28
  • Picasso... Hakking 2013/02/06 01:03:45
    Picasso's Cat
    +1
    Yeah, years ago i got caught on a website that downloaded a virus on my computer that would block me from using the computer, only allowing me to go to a website to pay a fee to take the block away.
    I wouldn't do it, I instead went into safe mode and wiped the whole computer to factory standards, having to download all my software once again.
    Took two days to do it.
    Then I reported the site to the FBI site for fraudulent websites.
    Took the government over a year to shut them down.
    Now had i been a political leader that website would have been shut down in a day!
  • Hakking Picasso... 2013/02/06 14:22:42
  • Debra Smith 2013/02/05 15:46:11
  • mingo 2013/02/05 15:20:20
    Very Much
    mingo
    +4
    I truly think all companies are in fear of hackers.
  • Michaelene 2013/02/05 15:09:33
    Not Much
    Michaelene
    +2
    I'd love for them to release the truth from the media, especially Obama lapdogs, show the world just how hypocritical these journ-0-lists are today.
    They should be intimidated when they lie, that's all they are afraid of, losing their face, not being the eyes and ears of the public.
    Twitter has become the world's biggest bully pit, let it crash!
  • susan 2013/02/05 14:12:22
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    susan
    +3
    I wouldn't say they intimidate them, but that they cost them huge amounts of money and time.
  • CAPISCE 2013/02/05 13:54:37
    Not Much
    CAPISCE
    +4
    Foreign hackers are on the same team as the NY Times
  • brutusin~ Proud Apetheist 2013/02/05 13:27:11
    Moderately
    brutusin~ Proud Apetheist
    +3
    But I still wish they would do more to the media.
  • calvin236 2013/02/05 12:25:31
    Moderately
    calvin236
    +3
    Some are scared of a threat, and others are not scared until they are actually hacked.
  • legalamericanwoman 2013/02/05 12:06:58
    Not Much
    legalamericanwoman
    +4
    not enough.

    I would love to see some hackers publish worldwide internal memos regarding Benghazi.
  • legalam... legalam... 2013/02/06 23:10:06 (edited)
    legalamericanwoman
    +1
    AND ************** I would love for al the freedom loving american hackers to find a way around the govment ability to shut the internet and other communications down when they feel like it. There must be a way around this for all of us so we can talk to one another when we want and not when we are given permission to do so.
  • sardonicist BN-0 2013/02/05 09:54:32
    Very Much
    sardonicist BN-0
    +7
    and Geeks will one day set us free. ^_^
  • Eric 2013/02/05 09:43:58
    Moderately
    Eric
    +3
    I think that geeks are the only group that can stop the growing power of the government. And the powers that be are going after them with increasing hostility and longer prison terms. The suicide of Adam Swartz, the whiz kid who faced a 30 yr prison term by an over-zealous prosecutor is a warning of things to come.
    It is ironic that the Obama Administration, which came into office promising the most transparent government ever, is now bragging about bringing to trial more hackers and leakers who are trying to take away the cloak of secrecy around government. These geeks are doing us all a service.
    There is little reason for most of the government, and media, secrets. Open the doors and windows.
  • vera.amos.98 2013/02/05 08:17:15
  • mylegs 2013/02/05 07:48:09 (edited)
    Very Much
    mylegs
    +2
    but then again everything intimidates the media lol. Remember Y2K, swine flu, mad cow disease?
  • peter.mahlin 2013/02/05 07:25:28
    Very Much
    peter.mahlin
    +2
    Hackers are terrorists! They are trying to assert their opinions against our will through sabotage and they disrupt public life, block vital functions and deny us our right to obtain information and to express our opinion, and they violate our privacy and give themselves unauthorized access to sensitive personal data and gives unauthorized access to them.
  • Drummerboy peter.m... 2013/02/05 11:05:56
  • Hakking peter.m... 2013/02/05 19:19:27
  • fortycal_sig 2013/02/05 06:41:52
    Not Much
    fortycal_sig
    ...but they should. :)
  • wolf 2013/02/05 06:26:53
    Not Much
    wolf
    +1
    nope, a good reporter/newpaper/journalist/... isnt afraid of anything. They dont know the meaning of intimidation
  • L1 2013/02/05 06:14:16
    Not Much
    L1
    Not really sure if at all.

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